Master of Accounting

Program Information

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree allows students to continue their specialized studies of the discipline. MAcc graduates are prepared for careers in public accounting and consulting, and generally seek employment as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). The 30-hour degree program, available online (see WebMAcc) and on-campus, meets the highest accounting education standards and incorporates subject matter from the CPA exam, which students often take while completing the degree. Additionally, campus MAcc students have the opportunity to earn a certificate in Taxation or Forensic Accounting, which can be integrated into their program of study.


  • Certificate options in Tax and Forensic Accounting allow students to set themselves apart from other graduates and increase their versatility in the workforce.
  • MAcc students celebrate learning practical and theoretical concepts in the classroom, which they apply on the CPA exam and in the real world.
  • Georgia Southern accounting alumni consistently hold high recruitment and employment rates in major firms.

Program of Study

ACCT 7130 – Seminar in Financial Accounting ACCT 7530 – Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 7330 – Taxation of Corporations ACCT 7634 – Fraudulent Financial Reporting
ACCT 7430 – Seminar in Auditing LSTD 7230 – Law & Ethics for Accountants
Electives – Four courses* or certificate sequence  

*Selected from 7000-level courses offered by the College of Business, from approved electives offered elsewhere in the University, or as approved.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission, a prospective student must

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
    • An undergraduate degree in accounting is not mandatory; however, applicants will not be considered for admission until they meet the prerequisite requirements;
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of professionalism and proficiency in accounting through their coursework, internship or work experience, and extracurricular involvement; and
  • Apply through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
    • Be prepared to submit the following:
      • Application for admission;
      • Transcripts* from all colleges and universities attended;
      • Professional resume;
      • Graduate Management Admission Test* (GMAT) scores; and
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language*^ (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
    • Find admission deadlines and additional information on the Graduate Admissions webpage. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

*Unofficial test scores and transcripts (one per institution attended) are permitted for the application process. Official documents must be submitted prior to matriculation if offered admission.

^Required for international applicants only.

Prerequisite Courses

ACCT 3131 – Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 4130 – Accounting Info Systems
ACCT 3132 – Intermediate Accounting II ACCT 4133 – Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT 3231 – Managerial Accounting II ACCT 4430 – Auditing
ACCT 3330 – Income Tax  

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GMAT Information

The average GMAT score of admitted students in the Master of Accounting program at Georgia Southern University is 520. The GMAT is a computer adaptive test that assesses a person’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading comprehension skills. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill. It assesses analytical writing and problem solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that are vital to real-world business and management success. For more information and to register to take the GMAT, go to GMAT waivers may be granted based on outstanding academic background and/or extensive managerial experience.


Certification Disclosure

The School of Accountancy anticipates that graduates of the MAcc or WebMAcc programs will seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: 

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for the CPA license or certificate, click to check the requirements of your state or territory.

The School of Accountancy has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this online academic program WebMAcc along with undergraduate requirements reaching 150 credit hours will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a CPA license in Georgia or other jurisdictions

Last updated: 10/2/2019